Institute for Immigration Research, George Mason University
Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi
The Parallel Pandemic Project (PPP) is an effort to document and understand when and how the paths of the United States and Pakistan converge and diverge over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project is multi-faceted in that it attempts a more thorough understanding of crises responses across many social institutions through the lens of the response to COVID-19 in Pakistan and the United States.
The first phase of the PPP began in the Summer of 2020. Students and faculty in the social sciences at George Mason University (Mason) and the University of Karachi (UoK) held a series of informal, virtual conversations and classroom exchanges to discuss how their respective societies were reacting to the public health threat of COVID-19. The themes discussed in phase one include:
- Healthcare Systems
- The Economy
- Policy Implementation
- Legislative Responses
- Educational System
Click here to view the Phase I presentations.
The second phase of the PPP began in the Fall of 2020 and is a more formal approach to assessing crisis response through multiple research proposals with faculty and students from George Mason University (Mason) and the University of Karachi (UoK).